As an educator for over 30 years, Lori began her educational journey teaching gifted education, but most recently she was the Executive Director of a high achieving Charter School in Colorado. Lori has seen growth in hundreds of children, but nothing compared to the exponential change she witnessed in children graduating from Brain Balance. With a vision in their hearts, she and her husband, Jim, left their home in Colorado to open a Brain Balance Center in Pasadena, California. Lori is a wonderful baker and loves spending time with her children and grandkids.
Graduating from Colorado Christian University she holds a B.A. in Business Management, B.A. in Education, and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.
Jim is very excited to have a center in Pasadena to help struggling children and families. Having spent time in ministry in a variety of states, Jim joins Brain Balance with a rich and varied background in guiding and supporting people. After his time in ministry, he began working in education as a School Counselor, as well as, working in an Adolescent Psychiatric Center. Being the Brain Balance Program Director is a great fit for Jim. He is experienced, educated and passionate about leading children and their families to a place of confidence, positivity, and more peaceful life. Jim and Lori recently moved to Pasadena from Littleton, CO. In his free time, Jim is an avid outdoors person, with fishing, hunting, and backpacking claiming top spots.
Jim has a B.A. in Religious Studies, a Masters of Divinity, and a Masters in School Counseling.
Amanda Kenney is a California native who has a vast experience in working with individuals with Developmental Disorders. Having a brother with Down Syndrome, Amanda started with volunteering with Regional Centers at a young age and she found herself forever attached to working with kids. She has a passion for seeing the potential in students and strives to work toward their success. She has worked in Applied Behavior Analysis the past few years and is so honored to be part of the Brain Balance Team of Pasadena as the Assistant Director. Amanda has found herself settled into the foothills of Pasadena and can often be found creating jewelry, enjoying the Huntington Gardens with her friends and family, and exploring all the cool spots LA has to offer.
Amanda graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a B.A. in Journalism in 2013.
Azlyn’s passion for helping others began as early as Elementary School. She was often found aiding teachers and peers which created a foundation that inspired her to venture into opportunities that fulfilled her passion. During Azlyn’s undergrad years, she worked as an after school program leader. Through this job, she noticed how emotions and behavior could affect students in the classroom. Her experience has solidified the belief that each child is unique and has a story that should be told, leading her to join the Brain Balance Team. She brings excitement and innovation to our team and enjoys being able to make differences in the lives of our students. Azlyn enjoys inspiring others to love themselves, their neighbors, animals, and the world. On her days off she can be found on hiking trails, enjoying nature’s beauty or anxiously waiting in line for her… tomato, lettuce wrapped, grilled onions, pickles…. In-N-Out Burger.
Azlyn Perez recently graduated from California Polytechnic University Pomona with a degree in Liberal Studies. Her next educational venture is to obtain her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy.